|Project by Dave||posted 08-22-2011 04:34 PM||1821 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
So mom wanted a new desk and I told her “save your money, let me build you one”. The desk is birch plywood, poplar, cedar on the legs and border on the tops, and mdf laminated with oak ply for the top. I made a taper jig for the tablesaw to cut the legs. I used my porter cable dovetail jig for the drawers. The plywood sides are dadoed into the legs and the stretchers are pocket screwed into the legs. The keyboard drawer has a flip down front and uses butler hinges. The smaller cabinet is for the printer and has three drawers. The two bottom drawers on the desk and printer cabinet are file drawers with round stock on the top edges which will hold folders. The finish is dark cherry water base stain and arm-r-seal semi-gloss.
This was my first real project and I am really happy how it turned out. My mom loves it too.